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27 March 2024

Get Active April: join our fun events to fit more movement into your day

We all know that exercise is good for us, but life can sometimes get in the way. Even though daylight hours are growing shorter and assignments are starting to roll in, it’s still important to find ways to keep moving every day for optimal health – just like you commit to your study routine. 

Finding an activity you enjoy is vital. You can stay active in so many ways – from skateboarding, jogging, playing a team sport to simply walking the dog.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be a big deal. Committing to just 30 minutes of daily exercise (even incidental movement like strolling around campus or parking further away and walking the last leg to class) can improve your energy levels, mood, sleep quality and study efforts, and hopefully spur you on to commit to healthy new habits!

Active April graphic of people moving

Get active with us this April!

Supporting the Victorian Government’s Get Active Victoria campaign, at Deakin we too want to encourage everyone to move more for better health, and so next month we’re hosting a range of free Get Active April activities – both online and on campus – to get you out of your chair and having fun with your fellow students.

Aim to complete at least 30 minutes of exercise each day – every little bit of movement helps you hit that goal! We predict you’ll finish the month feeling great and energised to tackle your assessments. 

Keep an eye out for the range of events and register on the Get Active April webpage.

We’re here to support your health

Have you downloaded DeakinWELLBEING yet? The DeakinWELLBEING app is your free one-stop-shop for all things health – both physical and mental. Based on the five ways to build wellbeing – connecting, being active, taking notice, keep learning and giving – the app makes it easy to find balance and develop healthy habits.

Deakin’s Current Students website also hosts a range of health and wellbeing content to help you find more ways to be balanced, including staying connected, getting proper sleep, exercising your body and mind, and understanding the link between food and mood – check it out!

We also offer a range of health and wellbeing services to support you as a student. For urgent support outside of business hours, contact Lifeline (13 11 14) or SuicideLine (1300 651 251) straight away. They’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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